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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
chrysanthemum 'Cottage Apricot'
Dendranthema 'Cottage Apricot' Dendranthema 'Apricot'
Chrysanthemum are erect woody-based perennials with aromatic, pinnately lobed leaves and flowerheads of diverse form, from late summer to late autumn
'Cottage Apricot' is an herbaceous perennial but reaching a height of around 80cm. Single flowerheads borne in autumn comprise bronze-flushed, salmon-peach ray florets surrounding a yellow eye
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a sheltered site in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter and general-purpose fertiliser. Water freely in dry weather. Staking may be required. Plants should survive outdoors in most areas especially if protected by a thick mulch. In very cold areas lift the crowns and store in a greenhouse, raising fresh plants from these each year. See chrysanthemum cultivation
Propagate by softwood cuttings taken in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pinch out the growing tip when the plants are 15-20cm tall to encourage free-flowering, bushy plants. Cut back to near ground level in the autumn
Pests Aphids and leaf miners are common pests. Leaf and bud eelworms can damage stock that has not been heat-treated. Earwigs sometimes damage blooms. Capsid bug and glasshouse red spider mite are occasional pests
Chrysanthemum white rust, can be very damaging and hard to control. Powdery mildews can be damaging in dry conditions. In wet weather grey moulds and other fungal rots can be severe. A virus may cause stunting and leaf markings
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